Half a million tonnes has been handled by railway from Botlek Tank Terminal.
The facility loaded the first train on April 2, 2013, which can be used to handle block trains with biodiesel as well as palm and soybean oil. The facility can also handle vegetable oils and it is anticipated that it will also be able to handle aviation fuels, petroleum and diesel.
The station has two rail tracks with 340 meters and a block train of 24 wagons can be handled with expansion possibilities up to 30 wagons. With a capacity of 400 tonnes per hour, six wagons can simultaneously be loaded or discharged.
The terminal has 34 storage tanks, with a total storage capacity of 200,000 m3. Of this, 130,000 m3 can be used for clean fuels and 70,000 m3 for biodiesel and vegetable oils.
There is the potential for Botlek to expand the storage capacity to 750,000 m3 on land they reclaimed last year.